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NFL WEEK 7: BEST BETS & DFS LINEUP ADVICE

By John Kaufman & Chandler Adams NFL Betting & DFS Analysts @ClevelandSpyder & @ChandlerAdamss

Week six was a frustrating one for both Chandler and me. Despite a combined 3-3 record on the week, it felt a lot worse than that. Chandler had just his second 1-2 week on the year, and I was one Dallas Cowboys blowout away from my first 3-0 week. In dastardly times such as these, I believe the kids are using these letters: SMH.

Anyway, we’re on to week seven. Chandler and I were able to record our Best Bets show this week, so you can check out both the YouTube version and/or the podcast for our week seven analysis. There’s still plenty of time to get your bets placed and your DFS lineups set, so don’t miss out!

As usual, before we reveal this week’s plays, let’s quickly recap our week six selections to see what went right, and what we need to improve upon.

WEEK 6 RECAP:

John’s Plays (2-1): 1. PIT -3.5 (-110) vs CLE: WIN – PIT 38-CLE 7

2. SF +3 (-105) vs LAR: WIN – SF 24-LAR 16

3. DAL ML (+105) vs ARZ: LOSE – ARZ 38-DAL 10

Chandler’s Plays (1-2): 1. GB -1 (-105) at TB: LOSE – TB 38-GB 10

2. TEN -3.5 (-110) vs HOU: WIN – TEN 42-HOU 36

3. TWO TEAM TEASER (+6, -120): LOSE

-CLE +9.5 at PIT: LOSE (PIT 38-CLE 7)

-MIA -3.5 vs NYJ: WIN (MIA 24-NYJ 0)

I have included a teaser bet explanation at the end of this article, just in case you’re not familiar with that type of bet.

2020 OVERALL RECORD:

John: 10-8

Chandler: 11-7

Again, you can check out the full recap of our week six plays on our Best Bets show. (Links above.)

Here are our week seven plays. As always, the goal is to go a combined 6-0. We had a combined 5-1 record in week two, but a perfect week eludes us still. Not for long, however. After all, it’s week (lucky number) seven!

Last, Chandler and I put together one consensus FanDuel lineup to give you the advantage with your DFS decisions this weekend, and hopefully to help you win some cash. Our lineup is posted below, but definitely check out the video/podcast for our explanation behind each pick, as well as the other players we love but just didn’t include in the lineups below.

WEEK 7:


John’s Week 7 Plays: 1. CLE 1st half -2.5 (-115) at CIN

2. TB -3.5 (-110) at LVR

3. TWO TEAM TEASER (+6, -120)

-PIT +7.5 at TEN

-NO -1.5 vs CAR

Chandler’s Week 7 Plays:

1. CLE -3 (-115) at CIN

2. TWO TEAM MONEYLINE PARLAY (+140)

-GB ML at HOU

-SEA ML at ARZ

3. TWO TEAM TEASER (+6, -120)

-LAC -1.5 vs JAX

-DET +8 at ATL

Below is the FanDuel lineup that we talked about on this week’s episode. This week’s lineup would be good for cash games or for small contests, and perhaps even some larger tournaments with 5,000+ entries. In those kinds of contests you should be paying up at RB, stacking your lineup (explanation on the show), and taking a shot on low-owned, very cheap WRs who, if they explode, can win you the whole tournament. Since the week four slate was full of cheap WRs who have a ton of upside, you could use our lineup in either a cash or a tournament contest.

John & Chandler’s Consensus Week 7 FanDuel Lineup:












*NOTE – our original lineup included the following players:


RB - Aaron Jones ($8500; at HOU)

WR - Jerry Jeudy ($5600; vs KC)

TE - Logan Thomas ($5000; vs DAL)

FLEX - Justin Jackson ($6100; vs JAX)

Since recording the show, Aaron Jones has popped up on the injury report with a calf strain and is very unlikely to play. So, the above lineup is our last-minute audible which differs from the one we gave out on the show.

Good luck to you all this weekend!! Here’s to cashing tickets and smashing the field in your DFS tourneys and cash games!!

(TEASER BET EXPLANATION: In case you’re not familiar with a teaser, it’s a bet in which you get six points to manipulate the point spread and/or game total in a favorable direction. For example, in John’s teaser bet above he selected the Colts and the Rams. Bet by themselves, the Colts would be -8 at Jacksonville, and the Rams would be +3 at home against the Cowboys. However, in a teaser you get to add six points to the side of each bet you selected. Therefore, John moved the Colts down from -8 to -2, and the Rams up from +3 to +9. Teasers are great ways to manipulate lines so that they’re more favorable to you. Last, just like a parlay, teasers must include two bets or more, and you must win all the legs in the teaser to win the bet. If you lose one leg of the teaser your whole bet is busted.)

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